By Melody McCoy - Director of External Affairs and Communications
I wanted to send two quick updates from Team Jhpiego that I thought might be of interest. Thanks again for your continued support!
First – Jhpiego is leading an online effort to support moms, babies, and the Midwives who keep them healthy in honor of the upcoming International Day of the Midwife. On May 5th, people from all over the world will be marching to raise awareness about why midwives matter – and no matter where you are you can join the effort! Check out facebook.com/marchformidwives to commit to walk, or to share your story about why midwives matter. It’s easy, it’s free, and you’ll be supporting the men and women working to combat the nearly half a million preventable pregnancy-related deaths a year.
Second – check out this youtube video of Jhpiego-trained Midwives in action in Afghanistan. From Kabul to Kandahar, Jhpiego is working to rebuild the health infrastructure for Afghanistan’s most vulnerable women. With Jhpiego’s support, the number of midwives working in Afghanistan has gone from less than 450 at the fall of the Taliban, to more than 2,000 today. With your help that number will continue to grow!
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